Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center. Classes in Spanish, calligraphy, exercise, arts and crafts, world affairs, self-hypnosis and folkloric dance. Counseling, legal services, blood-pressure monitoring and transportation assistance; hot meals on site and delivered to the homebound. All services available in Spanish and English; 6514 Sylmar Ave., (818) 781-1101.
General Motors Assembly Division Tour. One-hour walking tour of auto assembly plant. Reservations required; 8000 Van Nuys Blvd., (818) 997-5000.
The Japanese Garden Tour. Walking tour of 6 1/2-acre garden and view of water-reclamation plant. By appointment only; 6100 Woodley Ave., (818) 989-8166.
Los Angeles Valley College Community Services. Wide variety of non-credit classes, including exercise, self-improvement, languages and the arts; 5800 Fulton Ave., (818) 988-3911.
Mid-Valley Senior Center. Bingo, pool, exercise and hot lunches; 14450 Valerio St., (818) 785-8488.
Van Nuys Airport Tour. See modern and antique aircraft and watch National Guard activities. For groups only; 6950 Hayvenhurst Ave., (818) 785-8828.
Galleries, Libraries and Museums:
Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College. Changing exhibits of student and faculty work. Professional artists are featured in historic surveys, and in ethnic, folk and contemporary exhibits; 5800 Fulton Ave., (818) 781-1200, Ext. 400.
Los Angeles Valley College Historical Museum. Archival materials and exhibits of Valley memorabilia dating back to 1890. By appointment only; 5800 Fulton Ave., (818) 781-1200, Ext. 373.
Van Nuys Regional Branch of Los Angeles Public Library. Lectures, displays and summer reading program; 6250 Sylmar Ave., (818) 989-8453.
Back Alley Theater. Equity-waiver house offering five or six productions per year; 15231 Burbank Blvd., (818) 780-2240.
Los Angeles Valley College Theater. Student productions, including eight major shows and 10 one-act plays a year; 5800 Fulton Ave., (818) 781-1200, Ext. 352.
Van Nuys Civic Orchestra. Ten concerts a year featuring symphonic repertoire plus works of contemporary local composers. At various locations in the Valley, (818) 883-6283.
Recreation and Parks:
Delano Park. Facilities for baseball, basketball, football, handball, volleyball and soccer. Auditorium and picnic and play area; 15100 Erwin St., (818) 989-8529 or (818) 989-8891.
Erwin Park. Baseball diamond and landscaped area. At Erwin Street and Ethel Avenue, (818) 989-8891.
Jesse Owens Mini-Park. Landscaped picnic area; 7100 White Oak Ave., (818) 989-8891.
Louise Park. Facilities for baseball, basketball, football and volleyball; 7140 Louise Ave., (818) 989-8891.
Mid-Valley Family YMCA. Classes in stress management, yoga, back exercise, dance, fly tying, basic sailing, aerobics, prenatal and postpartum fitness, swimming, scuba diving, life saving, water exercise for arthritics, children's gymnastics, senior fitness and weight management. Soccer, football, basketball, softball, handball, racquetball, innertube water polo, massage, fitness evaluation, after-school day camp and summer-resident camp; 6901 Lennox Ave., (818) 989-3800.
Van Nuys Golf Course. Lighted 18-hole, par-three course, nine-hole executive course, driving range and 18-hole miniature golf course; 6550 Odessa Ave., (818) 785-8871.
Van Nuys Park and Recreation Center. Classes in exercise, drama, arts and crafts and self-defense. Facilities for baseball, football, soccer. Outdoor basketball and handball courts and four lighted tennis courts; 14301 Vanowen St., (818) 989-8131.
Woodley Golf Course. Eighteen-hole course, driving range, two chipping greens and three putting greens; 6331 Woodley Ave., (818) 787-8163 or (818) 780-6886.
Woodley Park. Picnic and barbecue area, cricket field, archery range and fitness course; 6350 Woodley Ave., (818) 989-8891.
Annual Events: April
Roaring '20s Dance. Knights of Columbus Hall; 14450 Valerio St., (818) 997-8787. May
Whitsett-Fuller Memorial Golf Tournament. Nineteen-day amateur event. Location varies from year to year, (818) 783-0460.
Student Art Award Show. Exhibit of student work, including selections from the 10 best portfolios from the current school year. Art Gallery, Los Angeles Valley College, 5800 Fulton Ave., (818) 781-1200, Ext. 400. July
Beethoven Ninth Symphony Concert. Vocal and instrumental concert by the Van Nuys Civic Orchestra and local church choirs. Location announced several weeks before concert, (818) 883-6283. Van Nuys map inside back cover. Next in your hometown series: Pasadena, June 8.